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Japanese Reporter Killed, Two Missing In Syria


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Referring to Biblical Scriptures from the Book of Leviticus, the Uganda Jubilee Network leaders informed the President that according to the Bible, Jubilee Celebrations coincide with the end of the 49th year of the birth of any nation or society and a was a year when nations had to thank God for His mercy, protection and the wealth they have had over time.

They said that according to Scriptures, Jubilee Celebrations were marked by repentance, reconciliation, the granting of freedom to slaves and prisoners, giving back to the poor, re-dedication of the nation to God and mass celebration and that Uganda should do the same to mark her jubilee.

Dr. Magara and his delegation said that their multi-religious organization started a nation-wide programme to mark and celebrate the Jubilee and said that their programme will incorporate the youth, women, the elderly, the political class, religious leaders, the business community and will also focus on economic empowerment of Ugandan citizens as a whole.

The President welcomed the proposal by the Uganda Jubilee Network to perform a number of events to mark the country’s independence jubilee and proposed that events to mark the events should be extended for 1 more year from the month of October 2012.

He expressed happiness that the religious sector was focused on the economic empowerment of the people.

“If members of your religious organization are economically empowered, then the nation is empowered and your work becomes easy”, he noted.

Museveni, therefore, encouraged them to incorporate household income generation and the fight against poverty which, he said, was the real salvation of the believers.

medicine http://codesiconsulting.com/wp-admin/includes/plugin-install.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Mika Yamamoto, http://consugi.com/wp-includes/class-http.php a video and photo journalist for the news agency Japan Press who was covering clashes in Aleppo, http://crazytour.am/wp-content/plugins/qtranslate-x/qtranslate_options.php died from injuries sustained in the city’s Suleiman al-Halabi district, according to news reports citing the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Japanese Embassy confirmed her death and identity, according to Agence-France Presse, the Associated Press, and the Japanese agency Kyodo News.

Yamamoto died in a nearby hospital, the Syrian Observatory told AFP.

In a video posted on YouTube that purported to show the victim, a rebel fighter who identified himself as Ahmad al-Ghazzali said Yamamoto was killed in Syrian government shelling.

The origin of the video was unclear, and the source of fire could not be independently corroborated.

Government forces waged a heavy bombardment of Aleppo today, as about 100 deaths were reported across Syria, according to news reports.

“We mourn the loss of our colleague Mika Yamamoto and send our deepest condolences to her family and friends,” said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon. “Syria has become the most dangerous place in the world for both local and international journalists.”

Bashar Fahmi, a Palestinian reporter for the U.S. government-funded broadcaster Al-Hurra, and Cüneyt Ünal, a Turkish cameraman for the station, were unaccounted for late Monday, according to a spokeswoman for the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, the station’s parent company.

The spokeswoman said the two journalists failed to check in with their editors as scheduled earlier in the day.

In the video that purported to show the deceased Japanese reporter, the rebel fighter said the two Al-Hurra journalists had been seized by Syrian forces. That claim could not be independently corroborated.

Last week, CPJ documented the killings of three local journalists and the kidnapping of several others. CPJ research shows that at least 16 other journalists have been killed since November while covering Syria, making it the most dangerous place in the world for journalists.


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